Uzbekistan attacking midfielder Server Djeparov has been linked with a move to Iranian popular team Esteghlal in the January transfer window.
The Blues are going to sign the 34-year-old player on loan until the end of the Iran Professional League season.
Esteghlal will reportedly that they have to pay 800,000 euro for signing the player. Djeparov, who currently plays for Lokomotiv Tashkent, has won the Asian Footballer of the Year award twice, first in 2008 and the other in 2011.
He started his professional career with Uzbek football club Navbahor Namangan in 2000, scoring 7 goals in 46 matches.
Djeparov has played for Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor Tashkent and Bunyodkor, South Korea’s FC Seoul, Seongnam FC and Ulsan Hyundai and Al-Shabab FC of Saudi Arabia.
Server Djeparov has made 121 appearances for Uzbekistan national football team and scored 25 goals.